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5 best debut performances by Indian bowlers in T20Is
5 best debut performances by Indian bowlers in T20Is

India may have made a flying start in the T20 format when they won the inaugural edition of the World Twenty20, but post that their performance in T20 cricket has been quite a mixed bag. However, there have been a number of spectacular displays of individual brilliance by Indian players, both with bat and ball. The bowlers, in particular, have produced some memorable spells in India’s 9-year T20 history. Some of these performances have com

Jan 28 2016
The real purpose of India's tour to Australia begins today
The real purpose of India's tour to Australia begins today

India play Australia in the first T20I of a three-match series in Adelaide.The real purpose of India's visit to Australia that begins on Tuesday with the two countries getting into the shortest mode of cricket in preparation for the World Twenty20 in India in a month's time.Results-wise the just concluded five-match One-Day International (ODI) series may have been a big disappointment. By winning the last match, the Indians stayed No 2 in

Jan 26 2016
Analyzing India's performance in the VB Series 2016
Analyzing India's performance in the VB Series 2016

The spate of four straight losses to Australia will not be swept under the rug any more“First learn balance. Balance good, karate good, everything good. Balance bad, might as well pack up, go home.” – Keisuke Miyagi, “The Karate Kid, Part I”Like karate, everything in Life requires balance. Some achieve it almost effortlessly, while others have to strive hard to attain and sustain that equilibrium for a considerable p

Jan 24 2016
Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of T20I series; Gurkeerat named cover for Rahane
Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of T20I series; Gurkeerat named cover for Rahane

The right-arm bowler will miss the rest of the Australian tour after suffering an injuryThe Indian T20I squad has suffered a setback after Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out of the three-match T20I series against Australia following a hairline fracture on his left thumb. It also ruled him out of the fifth ODI, that is currently happening at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Bhuvneshwar was struck on the left hand by a powerful shot by David Warner in the 11

Jan 23 2016
Who is to blame for India's loss to Australia
Who is to blame for India's loss to Australia

After suffering the fourth consecutive defeat of the series at Canberra, the Indians now stare at a possibility of a whitewash.Another game, another ray of hope, another position of strength and yet another loss for the Men in Blue. The series rolls on like a deja vu over and again. Scoring close to 300 in the first three games- and all three games ending with record chases by Australia- it is almost shambolic and gut wrenching for an I

Are Indian bowlers improving in their performances outside Asia?
Are Indian bowlers improving in their performances outside Asia?

Umesh Yadav has disappointed a lot by bowling wayward deliveries.Sixty. Six and zero, sixty. That’s the bowling average of Indian bowlers in the ongoing one-day series against Australia. ongoing one-day series against Australia. These numbers are problematic, considering that Australia fielded a third string bowling attack – and still managed to achieve an average that is ten runs less than that of the Indian bowlers. While the e

Jan 20 2016
Australia v India, 4th ODI: Player Ratings
Australia v India, 4th ODI: Player Ratings

Hundreds from Dhawann (L) and Kohli (R) failed to take India to their first victory in the seriesOf all the ODIs that India played in the series so far, this was arguably the best opportunity India had to win the game. Although the series was lost in the previous game, all India had to play for was pride. However, it all ended in disappointment and embarrassment after a batting collapse.Being set a mammoth target of 349 by the home side, India co

Jan 20 2016
5 skills of cricketers that have regressed over the last year
5 skills of cricketers that have regressed over the last year

2015 saw some great battles between bat and ball. In all the formats whether Tests, ODIs or T20s, there were some exemplary skills on display from both batsmen and bowlers. Some of these skills are from the old school of cricket while some skills have been invented in the recent years. Some of the masters of these skills have regained those skills in the last year while there have been some players who have lost some of their skills ow

Jan 20 2016
Predicted 30-member probables for India at the World T20
Predicted 30-member probables for India at the World T20

The preliminary squad for the World T20 is likely to be mix of youth and experience The 2016 World T20 is around the corner and the deadline for revealing the 30-member squad is fast approaching. The selectors will be busy sorting out the team combinations for the Twenty20 extravaganza. The scene is no different with the Indian team who are getting thrashed in the ODI series against Australia. The Indians are facing a huge crisis in the mi

Jan 19 2016
Jasprit Bumrah to replace Mohammed Shami for T20I series
Jasprit Bumrah to replace Mohammed Shami for T20I series

Jasprit Bumrah apeals for a wicket during an IPL matchMohammed Shami will miss playing the T20I series in Australia. In the T20Is, which is due to start on January 26, Jasprit Bumrah, a Gujarat pacer is all set to replace the 25-year-old.The BCCI in a press release said that the Mumbai Indians pacer will leave for Australia on January 22 along with other T20I series members including Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina

Jan 18 2016
Stats: Hardus Viljoen takes wicket with first ball of Test career, joins elite list
Stats: Hardus Viljoen takes wicket with first ball of Test career, joins elite list

Hardus Viljoen exults on taking the wicket of Alastair Cook with his first ball26-year-old Hardus Viljoen has been given his Test debut in the ongoing match between South Africa and England at Johannesburg, and he struck gold with the very first delivery he bowled. He was introduced into the attack in the 11th over, and he got the wicket of Alastair Cook with his very first ball, caught by wicket keeper Dane Vilas.Viljoen is not the first cricket

Jan 15 2016
Ishant Sharma available for 2nd ODI, MS Dhoni refuses to acknowledge basis of Rishi Dhawan's selection
Ishant Sharma available for 2nd ODI, MS Dhoni refuses to acknowledge basis of Rishi Dhawan's selection

MS Dhoni and Rishi Dhawan in action during the warm-up match against Western Australia XIAs India look to bounce back after the close defeat at Perth for the 2nd ODI at the Gabba, the main question facing the team management is the bowling combination. With both spinners Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja having gone for runs in the first match, one of them might have to make way for a seam bowling option.Ishant Sharma has recovered from injury

Jan 14 2016
Rohit Sharma calls for Indian bowlers to rise to the occasion
Rohit Sharma calls for Indian bowlers to rise to the occasion

Rohit Sharma has implored his bowlers to restrict the Australians by getting the breakthroughsRohit Sharma, who scored a swashbuckling century to power India to a 300+ total, has said that considerable improvement is required in the Indian bowling department if the “Men in Blue” were to stage a comeback in the 5-match ODI series against the reigning world champions.The Indian bowlers messed up an opportunity to kick start th

Jan 14 2016
A battle between the Indian batting and the Australian bowling
A battle between the Indian batting and the Australian bowling

 Rohit Sharma raises his bat after reaching 100 at the WACA. The Indians have arrived in Australia to provide the fans some serious contest in limited-overs cricket after a summer of lopsided Tests, with New Zealand and West Indies failing to make a fist of it.The Black Caps may dispute the appraisal, pointing to the goof-up of the third umpire who the ICC felt "followed the correct protocol, but made an incorrect judgment", i

Jan 12 2016
Barinder Sran: Is he ready for international cricket?
Barinder Sran: Is he ready for international cricket?

Barinder Sran had a brief stint with Rajasthan RoyalsThe Indian Cricket Team started off their tour of Australia in positive fashion after beating the Western Australia XI in convincing fashion in both the lone T20 as well as the 50-over warm-up encounters at Perth on Friday and Saturday respectively.While most of the Top 6 batsman got  the runs, another encouraging feature was the performance of 23-year-old Punjab left-arm pacer B

Jan 11 2016
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